Brewers bat in top of inning, Pirates bat in bottom.
Let’s start 0-0, bottom 2nd and Pedro Alvarez blasts a solo homer into the Allegheny River (he actually did!) and the Pirates are up 1-0. Bottom 4th, same score and Garrett Jones blasts a solo shot into the shrubs to pot the Pirates up 2-0.
The Pirates ended up winning 2-1.
Pirates are 1st team to 50 wins
They haven’t been 1st to 50 wins since 1960
In 20 seasons since last making the playoffs, the Pirates on average, needed 113 games to reach 50 wins.
113th game this season is August 7